First Reconciliation and First Communion
Youth receiving the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist for the first time are prepared through the PSR classes on Monday afternoons or Thursday evenings or with their classes at St. Francis Xavier School if they attend the day school. Both scenarios offer a family-centered program that includes attending one meeting of orientation and formation for each sacrament, workbooks that are completed together at home, and retreat days on parish grounds for the children.
Typically youth receive these sacraments during the second grade, but we are happy to accommodate children of any age. Youth are required to complete the Grade 1 program in the Parish School of Religion prior to receiving the sacraments.
- Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, at 7 p.m.
- Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at 11 a.m.
First Eucharist parent/child meetings:
(Choose 1, all are 6:30 to 8 p.m.)
- Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019
- Friday, Jan. 11, 2019
- Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019
First Eucharist Retreat Day:
Saturday, April 27, 2019 — 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 to 3 p.m. (mandatory attendance – no makeup)
- May 4 @ 5 p.m. Mass
- May 5 @ 12 p.m. Mass
- May 11 @ 11 a.m. or 2 p.m.
Please contact Summer Kish, our director of religious education, in our Parish School of Religion office at 330-722-7700 or email@example.com, or PSR secretary Donna McEwen at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.